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Welcome to Wisconsin Rapids ...

The city of Wisconsin Rapids is located in Wood County<1> and is the County Seat for Wood County.

A typical abbreviation for Wisconsin Rapids: Wisconsin Rpds.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wisconsin Rapids has a population of 17,551 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Wisconsin Rapids.

Wisconsin Rapids is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Wisconsin Rapids lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Wisconsin Rapids: (715) and (534)<4>

The ZIP codes for Wisconsin Rapids: 54494-54495<5>

Websites for Wisconsin Rapids ...

Official Website: www.wirapids.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wisconsin Rapids had an population of 17,551 people. This is a decrease of 4.44% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wisconsin Rapids had a population of 18,367 people (which is 24.57% of the total population of Wood County). This makes Wisconsin Rapids the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wisconsin Rapids represents 0.32% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 43rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,367 people, the population of Wisconsin Rapids has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 18,435 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wisconsin Rapids.

Communities near Wisconsin Rapids ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wisconsin Rapids.

  • Stevens Point [Portage County]
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    • Stevens Point [Portage County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Wisconsin Rapids
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,949 people
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  • Plover [Portage County]
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    • Plover [Portage County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Wisconsin Rapids
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,252 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plover have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Nekoosa [Wood County]
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    • Nekoosa [Wood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Wisconsin Rapids
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,391 people
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  • Whiting [Portage County]
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    • Whiting [Portage County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Wisconsin Rapids
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,704 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiting have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Plainfield [Waushara County]
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      • Plainfield [Waushara County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Wisconsin Rapids
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 832 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pittsville [Wood County]
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      • Pittsville [Wood County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Wisconsin Rapids
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 820 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Auburndale [Wood County]
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      • Auburndale [Wood County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Wisconsin Rapids
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburndale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Vesper [Wood County]
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      • Vesper [Wood County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Wisconsin Rapids
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vesper have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Park Ridge [Portage County]
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      • Park Ridge [Portage County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Wisconsin Rapids
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 496 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Junction City [Portage County]
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      • Junction City [Portage County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Wisconsin Rapids
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 439 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wisconsin Rapids. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wisconsin Rapids.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wisconsin Rapids. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wisconsin Rapids.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wisconsin Rapids. See our Newspapers Page for Wisconsin Rapids.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Wood County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wisconsin Rapids: www.wirapids.org/

The official website for Wood County: www.co.wood.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Wood, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wisconsin Rapids.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wisconsin Rapids - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Wisconsin Rapids). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wisconsin Rapids or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Wisconsin Rapids includes: 54494 & 54495.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wisconsin Rapids) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wisconsin Rapids. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wisconsin RapidsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wisconsin Rapids. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3840, Longitude: -89.8171    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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